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Category: Native Americans
One hundred fifty years ago, the controversial Native American chief Stand Watie—the last remaining Confederate general in the field during the Civil War—surrendered his army.
On the 45th anniversary of the American Indian occupation of Alcatraz, learn how a group of rebel activists took over America’s most notorious prison for more than 19 months.
In the closing days of World War I, Choctaw Indians pioneered a new type of military intelligence.
A new genetic study links Native Americans from both North and South America to the Clovis culture, which flourished in North America around 13,000 years ago.
King George III’s Proclamation of 1763, issued 250 years ago today, proved to be just the first of a series of British actions that led to the American Revolution.
On the 200th anniversary of Tecumseh’s death, get the facts on the legendary Shawnee war chief.
Sacagawea reportedly died 200 years ago today, but a gravestone in Wyoming tells a much different story.
Most scholars think that Native Americans’ ancestors trekked across the Bering Strait from Siberia, but aspects of the historic migration remain matters of debate.